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Ashley Judd rushes to injured, estranged husband's side — fueling reconciliation talk

Actress Ashley Judd and her estranged husband, racecar driver Dario Franchitti.

While Ashley Judd and her racecar-driving estranged husband Dario Franchitti have been separated since January, rumors the couple may actually been on the verge of a reconciliation became a bit more intense as the actress immediately rushed to Fanchitti’s hospital bedside, following that scary crash at the Houston Grand Prix Sunday.

“Of course, no matter what the status of their relationship, Ashley deeply loves Dario,” said a longtime associate of the star. “From the looks of that crash, it was hard to believe he’d even survive.”

Another very longtime close personal friend of Judd did say Monday, “I know they still care deeply for each other, and I do believe they will find a way to work things out and get back together.”

After the crash, Fanchitti was rushed to Houston’s Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center where he was treated for a spinal fracture, broken ankle and concussion. The racing champ’s team are saying they fully expect him to return to the circuit, once he’s properly healed.

Over the past two days, Judd has turned to Twitter to thank concerned fans. “Thank you for the prayers for @dariofranchitti I have only clothes on my back & the dogs but that’s all that we need & we are on our way.”

Monday, Judd tweeted, “Amazed by the incredible outpouring of care & prayers. Thanks, everyone. Keeping our heads down here & doing what’s in front of us to do.”